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Entrepreneurial project initiation processes for social enterprises in a developing economy context


Mbiru, JE and Wickham, M and Ayentimi, DT, Entrepreneurial project initiation processes for social enterprises in a developing economy context, Journal of Social Entrepreneurship pp. 1-27. ISSN 1942-0676 (2021) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/19420676.2021.1953570


Project management has emerged as a theoretical construct in guiding managerial decision-making, whilst extending from its traditional dominance in the construction and engineering domain to social enterprises. This qualitative case study draws from managerial experiences, and their role in project management to examine how entrepreneurial elements are integrated into the project management initiation processes of social enterprises operating in a developing economy context. The paper identifies best-practice entrepreneurial project initiation processes. This theoretical model linking project management and corporate entrepreneurship theory provides a more insightful examination of the developmental journey of project management, whilst simultaneously incorporating the entrepreneurial notions of risk-taking, innovativeness, proactivity, creativity, and competitiveness. The paper argues that the more dynamic and complex the project environment, the stronger the appetite towards adoption of entrepreneurial project initiation processes for social enterprises.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:entrepreneurial project management, initiation processes, social enterprises, developing economies
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Strategy, management and organisational behaviour
Research Field:Entrepreneurship
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Management and productivity
Objective Field:Management
UTAS Author:Mbiru, JE (Dr James Mbiru)
UTAS Author:Wickham, M (Dr Mark Wickham)
UTAS Author:Ayentimi, DT (Dr Desmond Ayentimi)
ID Code:148747
Year Published:2021
Deposited By:Management
Deposited On:2022-02-05
Last Modified:2022-03-15

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